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  • The 5 Highest Rated Games on Steam Probably Aren't What You Expect

    By Nathan Grayson on

    Of the 100 billion games on Steam, one for every star in the sky, which are the absolute cream of the crop? Which have users rated the highest? To borrow a cliche from The Bad Internet, the answer may surprise you.
  • How to Secure Your Android Phone and Get the Most Out of Smart Lock

    By Rob Thubron on

    Hackers, malware, thieves, today's Android users are facing more threats than ever before. As such, your device's security has never been more important. Here are some of the best practices for securing your phone, along with a few helpful tips that could make your life easier.
  • How to Reboot and Reset Android Devices

    By Erik Orejuela on

    Sometimes things go wrong and knowing how to hard reboot or reset your Android device can come handy. But first, it's best to explain the difference rebooting and resetting. Although the terms may seem similar they are quite different.
  • Useful or Little Known Android Features

    By Jose Vilches on

    Android powers hundreds of millions of mobile devices worldwide. Its openness has made it a favorite for consumers and developers alike, while its ability to run on all kinds of hardware now makes up the largest installed base of any software platform. Let's kick things off with some convenient features you may not be familiar with to help you get more out of your Android device.
  • One of Android's Easter Eggs is a Flappy Bird-style Game

    By Jose Vilches on

    Need to kill some time off? Google loves Easter eggs and in Android Lollipop it introduced a hidden game within the operating system's settings. The game was a nod to the once popular Flappy Bird that sparked countless clones and reportedly made its developer a ton of money.
  • 45 Years Later: Die photos and analysis of the revolutionary 8008 microprocessor

    By Ken Shirriff on

    Intel's groundbreaking 8008 microprocessor was first produced 45 years ago, the ancestor of the x86 processor family that you may be using right now. While the 8008 wasn't the first microprocessor or even the first 8-bit microprocessor, it was truly revolutionary, triggering the microprocessor revolution and leading to the x86 architecture that dominates personal computers today.
  • 5 Ways to Access a Locked Windows Account

    By Julio Franco on

    Here are five of the most approachable ways for resetting or recovering your Windows password along with abridged instructions on how to execute them and some alternatives.
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 + Intel Pentium G4560

    By Steven Walton on

    Currently at $80 the RX 550 is not the best value, but given the competitive landscape it's our hope that it'll soon be selling for as little as $60, a price at which it starts making sense, especially when you consider the potential in a $120 combo with the G4560 for an uber-affordable eSports build. That's precisely what we're doing here today.
  • 5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Tech Brands and Fanboyism

    By TechSpot Staff on

    A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?
  • 5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Minimalist Wallpapers

    By TechSpot Staff on

    A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?
  • 5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Retro Wallpapers

    By TechSpot Staff on

    A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?
  • 5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Nature Photography and Amazing Scenes

    By TechSpot Staff on

    A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?
  • 5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Geometric Wallpapers

    By TechSpot Staff on

    A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?
  • Ryzen 5 1600X vs. 1600: Which should you buy?

    By Steven Walton on

    The Ryzen 5 1600 is an exceptional value. Even compared to more affordable CPUs such as the Core i5-7600K, the new six-core Ryzen chips are a much better buy, regardless of what it is you plan to do with them. Thus let's discuss R5 1600X vs 1600.
  • SimCity 2000 is the Most Important Game I've Ever Played

    By John Robertson on

    The same game can be different things to different people, with gender, history, age, cultural background and political beliefs working to influence and funnel its messages and meanings for every unique player. At a time as a young kid when things were being decided around me, SimCity gave me some sense of control over my reality.
  • Does Ryzen Perform Better with AMD GPUs?

    By Steven Walton on

    Since our initial review we've been looking at Ryzen from a few different angles. But there's a rumor going around that Ryzen's gaming performance is better than we think... if you use a Radeon GPU. Curious to see if there is any truth to the story, we put together a test designed to eliminate GPU bottlenecks and see what happens.
  • How to Run Android Apps in Google Chrome

    By Tim Schiesser on

    Did you know that you can run Android apps in Google Chrome? This means that all desktop operating systems are supported, including Windows 10, MacOS, Chrome OS, and Linux. App support is hit or miss but if you're up for experimentation, this one is for you.
  • Chrome Tab Management Tips and Extensions

    By Jose Vilches on

    Tabs revolutionized web browsers many years ago and today they're as essential when getting things done online. But having too many open tabs can be counter-productive. Chrome doesn't have extensive tab management options, but there are handy extensions that can help you get things under control.
  • Five Experimental Chrome Settings Worth Enabling

    By Mark Turner on

    Similar to the "Labs" section of Gmail, Google has a hidden list of experimental features that you can enable to enhance Chrome. Out of the bunch, we've picked a handful of flags that are safe and yet useful to the average Chrome install.
  • 5 Great Chrome Extensions You Should Install

    By Rob Thubron on

    Chrome is three times more popular than its closest rival, Internet Explorer. But if you want to improve the Chrome experience further, you'll need to install some killer extensions. There are hundreds to choose from, but ever wondered what are those 2 or 3 really useful extensions you should be using, here are 5 of the very best.
  • How to Remote Access Your Computer with Chrome

    By Erik Orejuela on

    Chrome Remote Desktop can be installed in any machine with a Chrome browser, regardless of the operating system. This brings the possibility of not only accessing your files and programs remotely like in traditional cases, but also the option of running Windows or macOS applications in your ChromeOS device.
  • Customizing Chrome's New Tab page

    By Shawn Knight on

    Chrome's New Tab page can be rather handy if you frequently visit the same sites and while Google has baked in some basic customization options for those looking to personalize the new tab page and there's plenty more manipulation to be had if you venture into the world of extensions.
  • The 8 Best Products From MWC 2017

    By TechSpot Staff on

    Every year the industry's biggest names in mobile gather in Barcelona to show us a glimpse of the devices and innovations that will define the months to come. In no particular order, here's our selection of the most promising and downright cool products we found at MWC 2017.
  • Find Your Motherboard Brand and Model

    By Rob Thubron on

    There are many reasons why you might need to find your motherboard's brand and model number. Looking to update drivers or the BIOS is most common, but you may also want to check compatibility, discover specs, or look for a replacement. And with OEM PCs and laptops, it's not always as straightforward as checking the box of your motherboard's box.
  • Tweaking Windows 10 Privacy Settings

    By Shawn Knight on

    Several controversial privacy issues have kept many from upgrading to Windows 10, even with the free upgrade offer (still) on the table. While some of the initial uproar may have been overblown, there are some settings worth visiting in this post-Snowden era of heightened concern regarding personal privacy.
  • How to Throw Your Video Game Controller

    By Kirk Hamilton on

    Video games are a lot of fun, but they can also be frustrating. From time to time, you may even get frustrated enough that you want to throw something. Good news! Your controller is right there in your hand.
  • Enable Windows 10's Hidden "God Mode"

    By Matthew DeCarlo on

    As indicated by enthusiasts around the Web, there is a simple way to access a hidden 'God Mode' in Windows. With a name like that, your expectations might be a little high -- and no, Windows is not secretly invincible -- but the trick is awesome nevertheless.
  • 7 Ways to Screenshot in Windows 10

    By Tim Schiesser on

    A few of you are probably thinking: "isn't it easy to screenshot in Windows 10? But Windows provides several other ways to screenshot, many of which are better options than simply mashing the print screen button, depending on your requirements.
  • Take advantage of Xbox Streaming and Game DVR in Windows 10

    By Rob Thubron on

    As part of Microsoft's continuing efforts to close the gap between its console and PCs, game streaming allows Xbox One owners to play console games on Windows 10 devices that share the same local network. Learn how to use this feature and make use of game DVR to save your gameplay videos.
  • 7 Free Apps to Install on a New Windows PC

    By Erik Orejuela on

    You just bought a new Windows laptop, built a new desktop, or are simply clean installing on a new SSD. Gotta love the smell of a fresh new machine, but now you have to get back to productivity zen by recovering your files and installing programs. We've compiled a list of essential programs to get you started.